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Where next for sustainable packaging?


Packaging, perhaps more than most sectors, has had to confront the issue of sustainability head on. In this session, we take a look at some of the latest developments in sustainable packaging solutions and how to translate sometimes complex calculations into consistent and accurate consumer messaging.


  • David Harding-Brown, Founder Partner - The Packaging Collective


  • Andy Sweetman, Sales and Marketing Director - Futamura
  • Hugh Lewis, Head of Proposition Strategy - Gousto
  • James Wallace, UK Sales Manager - BioPak UK

Can your supply chain support the planet?


Regenerative agriculture is the new buzzword, but how can it work with the food manufacturing sector for mutually beneficial results? In this session we'll learn about regenerative farming and hear from experts in the sector about the positive impact farming methods can have on wildlife, the planet and nature.


  • Ben Summers, Sustainable Agriculture Manager - innocent drinks


  • Mark Machin, Supply Chain Development Manager - Soil Association
  • Glen Burrows, Co-founder and Creative Director - The Ethical Butcher
  • Diana Spellman, Founder - Partners in Purchasing

NPD Sessions sponsored by BCMPA: From kitchen table to factory floor

In the first of two back-to-back NPD sessions, we take a close look at the early development process, some of the common roadblocks that need to be navigated and what boxes need to be ticked to ready yourself for conversations with manufacturers.


  • Susan Arkley, Freelance consultant and lecturer


  • Nick Henson, Food Product Development Consultant
  • Richard Werran, Regional Director, Food and Retail Sector - BSI
  • Ruth Dolby, Director - Food Science Fusion Ltd

NPD Sessions sponsored by BCMPA: Working with 3rd party contract manufacturers to meet buyer demands

In the second of two-back-to-back NPD sessions, we examine what it takes to ready your product for further development and scalability, how to effectively partner with manufacturers and meet buyers' high standards.


  • Emma Verkaik, Membership and Marketing Director - BCMPA


  • Cyril Guillemart, Business Development Manager - The Alexir Partnership
  • Olly Reynalds, Managing Director - Sauce Shed
  • Nick Henson, Food Product Development Consultant

What are the packaging trends set to define 2022 and beyond?

In this insightful presentation, FMCG Gurus will reveal some of the major trends in the world of food & drink packaging, with a focus on sustainability and ensuring an ethical and eco-friendly supply chain.


  • Will Cowling, Marketing Manager - FMCG Gurus

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The road to net zero: How can we achieve greater sustainability in food & drink?

Not sure where to begin with decarbonising your operations? Concerned about food waste within the industry but don't know how to help reduce it? Join this session as our panel of experts discuss the impact of GHG emissions and what action is needed to reach agreed industry pledges.


  • Emma Piercy, Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy - FDF


  • James Persad, Head of Marketing and Communications, FareShare
  • Dr Emma Keller, Head of Sustainability, Nestle

  • Dr Stephen Mackenzie, Greenhouse Gases Specialist (food), WRAP

  • Adam Baisley, Chief Commercial Officer, Olleco

Compostable packaging - next generation of food packaging

The food industry is the number one contributor to plastic waste.

Taking the example of an orange peel, TIPA developed flexible packaging that on one hand is fully compostable and at the same time mimics conventional plastic. Learn how your next packaging can minimize food waste while choosing materials that benefit our ecosystems.


  • Gary Tee, Regional Sales Director - TIPA Compostable Packaging

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Is technology the route to a more sustainable future?

Industry professionals are working tirelessly to implement sustainable practices throughout the food & drink supply chain. In this session Danny Bayliss of Campden BRI runs through some of the ways in which technology can streamline and improve the manufacturing process.


  • Danny Bayliss, New technology research manager, Campden BRI

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Standing out from the crowd: How smart packaging design can deliver retail success

We're told not to judge a book by its cover, but in food & drink retail positive first impressions are vital. Product design makes a huge difference to success on the shelf, and in this session Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design talk us through what it takes to make an impression in a busy marketplace.


  •  Jon Stevens, Partner - Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design
  • Chris Isted, Creative Director - Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design

The digital future of food and beverage manufacturing

The world is changing rapidly, putting the pressure on food and beverage manufacturers to innovate and deliver safe food, produced with minimum waste from sustainable and transparent sources. During this session you will learn about the top trends and how a digital platform helps food and beverage manufacturers be on the leading edge of product innovation, productivity, food safety, transparency, and sustainability. Practical use cases will be presented to get a better understanding of what’s possible with modern technology, data and artificial intelligence.


  • Marcel Koks, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Senior, Infor

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Futureproof: The industry's fight for genuine sustainability

Certified B Corporation has become a trusted marker of a sustainable business. But what does it take for food & drink suppliers to achieve this certification, and how can retailers and wholesalers best highlight these products? This panel, hosted by consultancy HRA Global, takes a look at the industry's journey to measuring sustainable business practices.


  • Hamish Renton, HRA Global

  • John Steel, CEO, Cafedirect

  • Tim Etherington-Judge, Co-founder, Avallen Spirits

Expanding your brand: A licensing masterclass

Brand licensing has become big business and the opportunities for creative partnerships are almost endless. In this session we take a look at the licensing process from both sides and share some best practice on making it work for your business.


  • Ian Downes, Director - Start Licensing Limited


  • David Taylor, Finance and Operations Director - Brand of Brothers
  • Jonathan Bowden, Product and Marketing Manager - Brand of Brothers


Disrupting the status quo to achieve a truly sustainable future


This session explores the innovations that are contributing to the circular economy and how the food and drink sector can contribute to a sustainable post-pandemic world. With new sustainability targets coming into effect shortly your legal obligations are about to change. Are you ready? Drawing on case studies, this session goes through those legal obligations and some real-world examples of ways you can ensure you can meet them before the laws come into effect. 


  • David Newman, Managing Director, Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association
  • Neil Shackleton, Managing Director, Medoola

Busting the myths around sustainable packaging and deciding what is the right path for your business


This session showcases several innovative packaging solutions across compostable and recyclable models. Exploring the different products, we ask which one you should choose for your products and the supply chain implications and bottom-line impact to help you make the right packaging decision for your new products.


  • Neil Shackleton, Managing Director, Medoola
  • Sam Walker, Technical Director, BioPak

  • Sam Walker, Technical Director, BioPak

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